Becoming the Parents Your Kids Deserve

with Gary John Bishop

About the Episode

This week’s episode of the Growth Guide podcast features Gary John Bishop. Gary is an author, speaker, and urban philosopher. He is the New York Times bestselling author of Unfu*k Yourself, Stop Doing That Sh*t, Do the Work, Wise As Fu*k, and Love Unfu*ked.. He joined us today to talk about his book, ‘Grow Up: Becoming the Parent Your Kids Deserve.’

In this episode, Gary dives deep into the concept of authenticity and breaking down the barriers that prevent us from accessing our true selves. He challenges us to examine our behaviors, narratives, and patterns of blame in order to find relief and personal growth. 

Throughout our conversation, Gary shares personal anecdotes and insights on navigating relationships, parenting, and the impact of our childhood experiences. So get ready to embark on a journey of self-discovery and empowerment as we explore the waves of interruption that shape our lives.

Topics Discussed

Concept of blame [4.25]
Starting the conversation, Gary defines the concept of blame and how it is one way of getting out of your past.
Relationship with parents [19.23]
We talk about how childhood experiences affect being a parent.
The three waves [27.40]
Gary defines the three waves of life as massive interruptions to a steady life.
Words and actions [36.52]
If you don’t mean your words through your actions, other people can see right through you.
The separation [45.13]
There’s a difference between living for your children and living your life for yourself and being there for the children.
Listening and speaking [54.05]
Parents make mistakes when they are raising a child because they are raising a child and learning to raise a child at the same time.
Mountains [1.08.10]
You have to get past one target in your life to see the other possible targets.


Man's Search For Meaning
Book by Victor E. Frankl

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